The Bee Brief (31-8-14)

At the end of summer most beekeepers are considering the amount of stores their colonies will need to overwinter safely. It’s never an exact science, but there are factors that everyone should consider. This post from the US considers a variety of issues that we can translate to our own locality.

An interesting area of research, looking to see when drones start to be laid.

Some good graphics on this site, set up for the recent ‘Hive Alive’ series.

A massive store of useful information.

A report on an interesting study, in France, looking at the numbers of wild bees (all species) in urban areas and how important such habitats may be.